International Retinal Research Foundation
Providing financial support for vision research.
All Postdoctoral Scholar Awards – $35,000 for One Year — Submission Deadline: March 15.
Applications for regular grant funding will not be accepted in 2023. The next submission date is May 15, 2024.
Download forms: HERE. Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] by phone, 205-325-8103, or by writing to Sandra Blackwood, Executive Director, The International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc., 1720 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233
Meet the new 2022 IRRF Scholar Awardees
Kelman Awardee Callahan Awardee Rich Awardee
The next submission date for IRRF Postdoctoral Scholar Awards is March 15. More Info. Download form: Grant Application.doc Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] or phone, 205-325-8103
Current IRRF-Funded Research
The IRRF Board of Directors approves up to two years of funding for eight grantees. Below are the current awardees.
IRRF Announces New Partnership Initiatives Providing Sustained Research Funding:
The post-pandemic economy has resulted in funding partnership opportunities that leverage the power of matching grants from more than one source. The International Retinal Research Foundation is pleased to announce new partnerships that will provide research funding over the next three years.
The Retina Society Research and Education Fund Retina Society/IRRF Award
The main mission of the Retina Society is to advance knowledge and education in the field of retina. Consistent with that mission, the Retina Society
The Macula Society/IRRF Award
The International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) has partnered with The Macula Society to form The Macula Society/IRRF Award. The Award will be in accordance with
The Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and The International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship
The Robert Machemer Foundation and the IRRF have collaborated to establish the Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship, that will provide
IRRF Featured News
2022 Robert Machemer MD and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship
Dr. Martins is an IRRF-Funded scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is an Assistant Professor. His funded project, Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease: A New Mouse Model of Photoreceptor Degeneration, has resulted in a published paper in Developmental Biology, “N-myc regulates growth and fiber cell differentiation in lens development.”
Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App
Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Medicine TITLE OF PROJECT: Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect